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Nov 4, 2012 11:30am EST
instantly. >> john, originally some reporting that you had video from mitt romney part of the film. why was that no longer part of the film in the end? >> there was an attempt to give context to the president's decision and obviously not just mitt romney but hillary clinton and joe biden and many others said long before the mission that they thought it would be mistake to go into our central ally on the war of terror unannounced and barack obama said he would do it. there was mitt romney news footage that he talked about it and it was removed. >> david, i want to talk to that, "national geographic" took that film out but netflix is playing with the clip restored. it's so we see in the clip mitt romney say definitively he would not pursue osama bin laden into pakistan and not worth spending billions to kill bin laden. what is in the movie is joe biden's initial opposition in 2008 and other people, edwards, so many people and try to be very fair about that. but mitt romney is definitive and i guess they thought having him say what he said, would have put it in a political context. but the
NBC
Oct 28, 2012 11:30am EDT
both president obama and mitt romney look in their rearview mirror about the last decade in foreign policy and national security policy and the president saying, look, i ended the war in iraq, we are on a glide path out of afghanistan. and yet we know the threat from both of these countries still remains and there's a lot of unfinished business. michael, you get to a lot of that of course in your book, in iraq. the idea that we're done. put it in the rear view mir but there's a lot of unfinished business. >> yeah. one thing that's striking to me is just really the gap between the campaign rhetoric and what the obama administration's actual policy was in iraq because you have to ask yourself the question, what does it mean to end a war? and it's lot more than simply removing troops and actually, when president obama approached iraq, he, himself, and his team, thought it entailed a lot more than removing troops them tried create a power-sharing arrangement in iraq. tried to negotiate a sofa which initially -- >> status of forces agreement of when to remove troops. >> would have allowe
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